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Monday, June 22, 2009

Chicken [Sausage] Florentine Soup

As I've said before, Bob and I love soup. Kerstin's recipe for Chicken Florentine Soup looked so delicious that I couldn't wait to try it. She takes a normally cream-filled soup and thickens it with potato - brilliant! This soup calls for chicken breasts, but I didn't feel like thawing any on this particular evening, so I threw in some chicken sausages. We loved this meal. It's a very tasty, satisfying soup that tastes like it's made with butter and cream, but is actually very healthy!
Chicken [Sausage] Florentine Soup

1 Tablespoon olive oil
2 leeks, chopped
3 garlic cloves, minced
3 cups chicken stock
3 red potatoes, peeled and chopped
2 cups (4 ounces) fresh spinach, chopped
3 chicken sausages, diced
1 cup skim milk
2 Tablespoons flour
1 teaspoon salt
grated Parmesan cheese

1. In a large stockpot, heat the oil over medium heat and saute the leeks 5 minutes or until tender. Add garlic and saute for 1 additional minute.

2. Add chicken stock and potatoes to the pot and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes, or until potatoes are tender. Remove from  heat and use an immersion blender to puree the mixture until smooth and creamy. Alternatively, transfer the soup to a food processor or blender and puree, then return soup to pot.

3. Add the chicken sausage and spinach to the soup and simmer for a few minutes until the spinach is wilted and the sausage heated through.

4. In a small bowl, whisk the flour and salt into the milk until smooth. Gradually add the milk mixture to the soup. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 additional minutes. 

5. Reduce heat to low until ready to serve. Top with grated Parmesan cheese, if desired.

Source: Adapted from Cake, Batter, and Bowl


  1. what a perfectly yummy and delicious bowl of soup!

  2. I love soup. Thanks for the recipe!

  3. Oh, I love Kerstin's recipes. This is yet another winner!

  4. I'm so glad you and Bob liked it! I LOVE your addition of chicken sausage and will be trying that next time!

  5. Meghan that was the sweetest most genuine comment ever, and it totally restored my faith in my readers, so thanks so much! It is hard as a blogger, because so much of gaining a readership is about self-promotion... {hence the, did you see the comments on THAT post, hilarious, and ironic the kind of comments you get about people not reading the post and just commenting. I wanted to point it out, but didn't want to embarrass anyone} ...and less about being a great blog with witty text and spot-on recipes.

    It is so frustrating because I don't want to self promote, and now refuse to do so. Anyway, thanks for your nice compliments. I've been meaning to come stop by and see how you were doing over here! I've thought about it a couple of times recently, but not while I was at the computer. Looks like you're doing great, and enjoying it too. So that is excellent.

    Anyway, thanks again, your comment really did touch me.


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